I recently wrote a short story for an anthology. The guidelines were 1000 to 6000 words.
It was hard.
I went way over the maximum word count then trimmed and trimmed until I had 6,125 words. I sent it to my CPs and asked them to point out things I could cut.
Imagine me doing the tomahawk chop to whittle this baby down.
Whew! I’m sweating it out.Have you ever intentionally written a romantic short story? Did you find it hard to get your HEA?